Julius Rosenberg’s Son Admits: Father Guilty of Spy Charges

Posted: April 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

The younger son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg has admitted that his father was guilty of the spy charges levied against him. Robert Meeropol said in an interview that his father and others handed classified information over to the Soviet Union.

His parents proclaimed their innocence until the very end, and many (particularly on the left) have insisted that they were wrongly convicted and executed. That the country was just suffering from an overblown Red Scare and that resulted in the execution of innocent people.

Unfortunately, that narrative has collapsed. Even before this most recent revelation, co-defendant Morton Sobell finally admitted in 2008 that he and his co-conspirators were guilty. He was another many on the left insisted was innocent. In fact, via Wikipedia:

Sobell’s supposed innocence became a cause among progressive intellectuals who organized a Committee to Secure Justice for Morton Sobell.[5][6][7] In 1978 the Corporation for Public Broadcasting produced a television special maintaining Sobell’s innocence.[8] The Monthly Review maintained that the government had presented “absolutely no proof” of Sobell’s guilt, but had tried him merely “to give the impression that an extensive spy ring had been in operation.”[9] Bertrand Russell campaigned to overturn Sobell’s conviction saying that his prison sentence was a grave miscarriage of justice against an innocent man.[10][11]

Sobell even wrote a book in 1974 insisting he was innocent. Turns out, not so much.

Sobell and the Rosenbergs were guilty of the crimes of which they were accused. They were spies who betrayed their country, handing over critical, secret information to the Soviet Union. It’s time for the left and other apologists to come to grip with that reality.

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